I found myself having fallen into the trap of playing the Royal Match at the BJ table on Saturday. (I had actually gotten 2 royal matches earlier in my session before I started playing it). While playing, I'd get some fairly consistent runs of suit matches and then cold periods, but never hit the RM. The next day, I was wondering if there weren't circumstances where playing it is "better" (certainly, it's hard to imagine it ever being "good"). Is it better when you're playing heads up vs a full table (it's just you and the dealer, so all those cards are concentrated--either they or I are going to get it--maybe...haha). Is it better to try to do a very simple count of just Ks and Qs and play if you're deep into the shoe with a favorable "count"? Is it really better to play it on SD or 6D? (On SD, the payout is only 2:1 for the suit match and 10:1 for the RM, but it's 2.5:1 for the suit match and 25:1 for the RM on 6D. The math player in me that plays very good basic strategy (but likely not PERFECT) and makes plays on emotion (I don't ever get a "hunch" to stand on 16 v 10), tells me there's no reason to ever play it given its HE. On the other hand, when you're in a long session (I played for close to 8 hours), it adds something interesting to the game, so I was trying to figure out whether you should: 1) Still never play it, 2) If you're going to play it, play every hand to avoid the aggravation of getting the RM while not playing or 3) trying to determine if there are optimal situations in which to play it (only play it when heads-up--but then play it everytime...or only play it when there are clearly a ton of K/Q left). Thoughts?